Fly First Class at the Memorial

From the May 2014 edition

You don’t have to be a VIP to experience the 39th annual Memorial Tournament (May 26 to June 1 at Muirfield Village Golf Club) like a pro—but you will have to hand over some cash. Whether you’re looking to score some practice-round tickets or you’re after a spot in the new Golden Bear Club, we’ve covered your options. 

Practice Round Ticket

Price: $35
Availability: At the gate (cash only), by phone or online What you get: You’ll have grounds access during the tournament’s practice rounds, May 26 to May 28. The club gates open at 7 a.m., so show up early to watch the players navigate Muirfield’s 18 holes.

Weekly Patron Badge

Price: $165 (varies with bundle options)
Availability: By phone or online What you get: With weeklong grounds access, you can catch everything from the practice rounds to Sunday’s awards ceremony. Bundles are available for large groups, ranging from the six-badge Nicklaus Weekly Badge Package ($1,100) to the 60-badge Memorial Weekly Badge Package ($9,350). These include access to the multilevel pavilion near the clubhouse, so you and your friends can enjoy food and drinks while you survey the 18th green from the top floor.

Golden Bear Club

Price: $249
Availability: By phone or online (limited availability) What you get: This new option was added for fans who want to experience the week in style. Located within the Patron Village (a hot spot between the No. 10 fairway and the No. 14 green), the Golden Bear Club is a tented facility that includes full catering by Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, a cash bar, private restrooms, scoring terminals and open seating.

Two-Night Travel Package

Price: $296 to $334 (per-person pricing; varies by
hotel choice)
Availability: By phone or online What you get: For those who live outside Dublin but want to be close to the action, this package includes a two-night stay at one of six hotels (May 30 to June 1), one patron badge, complimentary breakfast, shuttle services, a $25 gift card and two copies of The Memorial magazine. This option can be upgraded to include Golden Bear Club access.